Reform and Development Trend for Research Paradigm of University Governance

Man LI, Yanqiang CUI


Study on university governance has undergone three research paradigms, i.e. essentialism, structuralism and culturalism, and now is moving towards post-modernism research paradigm, the university governance under which paradigm focuses on co-governance by interested persons. Two propositions need to be demonstrated under the new governance pattern, the non-contradictoriness between democratic participation by interested persons and university governance performance, and the positive correlation between co-governance by interested persons and university governance performance.


University governance; Research paradigm; Reform and development

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